Cyclones, Warriors have a good showing at Citizen Bank Invite

Published 12:12 am Friday, March 19, 2021

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It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon for a track meet as teams gathered at the Joe LaPorte Track Complex at Elizabethton High School for the Citizens Bank Invite.

Athletes from Elizabethton and Happy Valley High Schools had a very good showing in events throughout the meet.

In a big-time showdown to see who was the fastest boy runner in the 100m, it was the Warriors Matthew Bahn who barely edged the Cyclones Parker Hughes out of 17 athletes as Bahn logged a time of 11.84 while Hughes finished at 12.16.

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Bahn turned around in the 200m and finished second behind University School’s Skyler Miller who ran a 25.25 to Bahn’s 25.45.

James Murray of Happy Valley collected first place in the 800m with a time of 2:21.57.

In the distance runs Elizabethton freshman Max Garner was a dominating force to be reckoned with as he won the 1600m in a time of 5:35.01 as well as taking the 3200m in 11:51.25.

Elizabethton also was strong in the 110m and 300m hurdles as Teddy Orton took first in the 110m race with a time of 19.48. The Cyclones finished 1-2 in the 300m as Jacob Hardin took first followed by Maddox Tressler.

Happy Valley outran the Cyclones in the 4x100m relay while the Cyclones took care of business in the 4×200 relay taking first place over University School.

Orton and Dalton Sharp finished in the top two spots for Elizabethton in the long jump as Orton’s winning leap was 18-07.

Jacob Whitaker bested 16 other competitors in the discus as Whitaker took the win with a throw of 112-08.

In the shot put, Conner Johnson finished in the front of 16 other shot putters with a throw of 41-03.

On the girls’ side, Happy Valley’s Marcida Moore and Elizabethton’s Olivia Holly put on a show for the fans in the Girls 100M as Moore’s run of 14.24 just barely eclipsed Holly’s time of 14.59.

Lady Cyclone Reaghan Curde took the 800m in a time of 2:38.53.

Moore picked up her second win of the day in the 100m hurdles finishing just ahead of Elizabethton’s Ella Edmondson. Lady Cyclone Gracie Fields notched a victory in the 300m hurdles.

The Lady Warriors outran Elizabethton to the finish line in the 4×100 relay with the Lady Cyclones taking the 4x200m relay just ahead of University School.

Makaiah Williams’s leap of 13-02 was good enough to capture the Girls Long Jump. Williams also picked up a second-place in the Girls Discus with a throw of 78-01 and the shot with a toss of 28-01.